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Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Longtime Nanoose Bay farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75

‘He will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten’

 

Firefighters battled a massive fire in Coombs early Jan. 3, 2021. (Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)

Cause of massive Sunday-morning blaze in Coombs remains under investigation

Fire chief says quick action of initial on-scene crews prevented fire from spreading

 

Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys building, home in Coombs

Nine fire departments called to battle the flames

 

(PQB News photos)

Top 10: COVID-19, grisly discovery of bodies, B.C. election results among PQB’s most-read stories of 2020

Passing of a legend and neighbours complaining about loud children also make the list

(PQB News photos)
(Black Press file photo)

PQB crime report: Counterfeit bills passed in Parksville, Coombs, Nanoose Bay

RCMP also receive complaint of car stolen while left unattended and warming up

(Black Press file photo)
From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A couple wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to deal with roaming cats that are causing damage to gardens and killing wildlife. (Submitted Photo)

Roaming cats pose problem for Parksville Qualicum Beach area couple

Residents upset with felines damaging gardens, want RDN to take action

A couple wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to deal with roaming cats that are causing damage to gardens and killing wildlife. (Submitted Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
Parry Gallagher flies the made-in-BC flag proudly at Coombs Junction Furniture!

Why it pays to buy BC for your wood furnishings

Fall promotion highlights the best of British Columbia woodcrafters

  • Nov 2, 2020
Parry Gallagher flies the made-in-BC flag proudly at Coombs Junction Furniture!
Shop local for selection, savings and a salute to community

Shop local for selection, savings and a salute to community

Coombs Junction Furniture gives thanks to customers and local Legion

  • Oct 5, 2020
Shop local for selection, savings and a salute to community
A look at the 2019 Coombs Farmers’ Institute apple-pressing event. 2020’s event will be at Coombs Fairgrounds, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4. (File photo)

Apple-pressing event in Coombs will be a no-frills affair for 2020

Event set for Coombs Fairgrounds on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4

A look at the 2019 Coombs Farmers’ Institute apple-pressing event. 2020’s event will be at Coombs Fairgrounds, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4. (File photo)
Flying its made-in-BC flag proudly, Coombs Junction Furniture has been showcasing BC-made sofas and other furnishings for more than 12 years!

With the Best of BC-made furnishings right here, why shop anywhere else?

When you live in a region recognized for producing quality, stylish furnishings,…

  • Aug 24, 2020
Flying its made-in-BC flag proudly, Coombs Junction Furniture has been showcasing BC-made sofas and other furnishings for more than 12 years!
Errington’s Trina Sisco snapped a photo of the intense blaze from a house fire on Leffler Road early on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Trina Sisco)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Errington home

Fire officials say couple, family pet managed to get out safely

Errington’s Trina Sisco snapped a photo of the intense blaze from a house fire on Leffler Road early on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Trina Sisco)
Parker Springford of Nanoose Bay’s Springford Farm earned the junior grand champion grower award in his first appearance at the annual Coombs Fair in 2017. This year’s event will take place virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Annual Coombs Fair goes virtual for 2020

Event will take place Aug. 7-9

Parker Springford of Nanoose Bay’s Springford Farm earned the junior grand champion grower award in his first appearance at the annual Coombs Fair in 2017. This year’s event will take place virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News file photo)
Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Furniture Junction.

Find the Best of BC furnishings, right here at home!

Shop local for amazing selection and made-in-BC savings

  • Jul 20, 2020
Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Furniture Junction.
B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Black Press file photo)

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in a ditch in Coombs

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating the Electoral Area F Official Community Plan. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo director seeks public engagement

Errington, Coombs and Hilliers residents have chance to offer input

The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating the Electoral Area F Official Community Plan. (File photo)
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)

Rainfall warning issued for Parksville Qualicum Beach

Environment Canada says 60 milimeters of rain expected by Saturday

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (File photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Coombs mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (File photo)
A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (Facebook)
A head-on collision at the Coombs Junction killed a dog and sent one woman to hospital on Monday, Jan. 27. (Facebook)